The Running Thread - 2019

Discussion in 'runDisney' started by LSUlakes, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Waiting2goback

    Waiting2goback DIS Veteran

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    The more you walk the day of the race the better off you are. I had a ROUGH marathon last year as I have shared. I walked to the monorail after the race, then back to my room in the hotel, showered and off to AK I went. I was moving slow for sure but the next day I wasn't very sore at all.


    My swelling hung around for 9-12 months. I didn't even get all the feeling back in the left side of my foot for about 18 months. I didn't realize until I went through this that it is a pretty serious surgery. Even the new doctor I saw said the same thing. There are tons of nerves involved and everything.


    @DopeyBadger is the expert on this stuff on this thread. He will probably offer more of an informed opinion but what I would say is, if you are doing the challenge, you need at least 4 days of running a week and two days need to be back to back to try and simulate what you will go through for the actual race. If you aren't used to running high mileage or back to back days then doing it the first time at race weekend you might be sore, or struggle.

    I would get up at 5:00 instead of 5:20 and get the extra mileage in on those days. I would also buy a headlamp to run the night your daughter is dancing. My headlamp is heavy duty, and as bright as a car headlight, and I think it was $45. I also got a light up vest to wear to make myself easier to see. I can provide links to either if interested.

    The question you need to ask yourself is, how bad do I want this for myself. If you want badly then there is always as solution to accomplish your goals and we would all be happy to help with suggestions.
     
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  4. KevM

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    Since @LSUlakes is driving for most of the day today (have a good drive down to WDW) I volunteered to do today’s Fun Friday QOTD.

    I really enjoy character meetings/photo ops. Seeing the list of the characters for photo ops during the 5K & 10K, there are some rare ones. So my Fun Friday QOTD is, what has been your favorite rare character meeting? Also, do you have any rare characters you hope to meet?

    Fun Friday ATTQOTD: I haven’t had the chance for too many rare character meetingsphoto ops, but if the few Inhave had, I think my favorite has been Gepetto. That meeting was completely unexpected. I was waking around WS and happened to be at the gate between Canada and the UK when it opened and 5 or 6 characters walked out. All of them were the usual crowd except for Gepetto. He was a fun interact as well. When I got up to him he was “surprised” to see another person wearing glasses, which was was an enjoyable interaction. As for rare characters I want to meet. The two on the top of my list are Mr. Smee and The Big Bad Wolf. The reason these two are at the top of my list is because my mom has photos of my with them as a toddler/little kid (mid-80’s) and in each I am less than happy to be with them (The Big Bad Wolf terrifies my has a toddler). So I think it would be hilarious to get photos with them again (with the thought of trying to reenact my reactions as a toddler/little kid).

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  5. DopeyBadger

    DopeyBadger Imagathoner

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    Being consistent about the training will be the one thing that helps the most. So if the plan you follow was written to run 4 days per week, then running 4 days per week will be the most helpful. The plan was likely written so that the other runs beyond the long run help support/balance your ability to do the long run (and race). Now will there be a big difference between running 3 miles and running 5 miles on your ability to race? Not huge, but you will be better prepared for the weekend long run and more specifically the race day the more often you can do the longer mid-week run. You've got 6 weeks remaining until Princess weekend. So, can you sacrifice another 20 minutes of sleep for likely 5 days total in the next 6 weeks (race week is probably not 5 miles)? If not, then you'll survive. But if you can, then you'll be better prepared and place yourself in a better position to feel strong.
     
  6. FFigawi

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    Not super rare, but I enjoyed getting pictures with Hades, Pain, and Panic during the full last year. Seeing and taking photos with the old ride cars and the Adventurers Club in past years has been fun too.
     
  7. flav

    flav Loving My Ears

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    ATTQOTD rare characters: I am not sure which characters I met are rare and which are not. On each trip, I try to meet with the princess or new character of the year and with Mickey wearing a different outfit.

    Like @KevM (thanks for the question), I had a surprise encounter in WS. Max (Goofy’s nephew) and B’rer Rabbit were fun but they were not the most memorable interactions. Same goes for the photos during runDisney when we are too rushed to really play.
     
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  8. camaker

    camaker Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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    ATTQOTD: Hades, Pain and Panic and Oogie Boogie top my list of favorite rare character sightings.
     
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  9. Dis5150

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    ATTQOTD: I haven't had an rare character meets. But my favorite photo was with Donald in MK during the marathon last year. He was so excited to see me in my Donald themed clothes! I was sick and that perked me right up! :)
     
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  10. Jules76126

    Jules76126 Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    ATTQOTD: I can't remember any rare meets although if I go through old photos I am sure my mom has some from when I was a kid. In recent memory, some of my favorite photos are from Spaceship Earth ride scenes. We were able to walk the track one night during my CP before it closed for refub and took likes of photos with the animatronics.
     
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  11. CDKG

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    I’m not sure how rare they are considered anymore, but the one character meet and greet that stands out to me was the evil stepsisters. This was back when rare meet and greets were located near Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland (before they closed that area to build Star Wars Land). Their interaction with our group was hilarious!!! That seems to be a theme with the stepsisters regardless of the park. But, I think because that location was hidden away, it was even better!
     
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  12. GollyGadget

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    True to my age, my favorite rare characters are the ones that were popular in my youth. Last year I got to meet Launchpad McQuack and Sebastian at the marathon. Still on my list is Darkwing Duck and any of the Gummi Bears (I'm not sure if they're even an option?)
     
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  13. sourire

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    Hope everyone in WDW is having a great time! Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, and have fun!!! Had a 6 miler for my long run this week, but since I'm working all weekend, I decided that today would be the ideal day to do it, so I listened to Disney tunes and envisioned myself running the 10k course (but later in the morning). ;) Loved seeing the WDW pics on Strava after I got back home! So wishing I was there with you all! Hopefully next January!!!
     
  14. huskies90

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    We just met Launchpad McQuack at Animal Kingdom. I’ve never seen him out before so I guess that makes him the rarest character we’ve met.
     
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  15. aalvis

    aalvis Earning My Ears

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    ATTQOTD: I would love to meet any character from Robin Hood!
     
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  16. Baloo in MI

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    ATTQOTD: I am not sure they are very rare but my favorite character greeting was with Baloo Bear and King Louie in AK several years ago. They were walking by us and started dancing and got all the people around them to dance - and much to the terror of my two girls I started dancing also!
     
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  17. LSUlakes

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    Made it and by a miracle made it to our 1st FP of the day lol. Travel was fine and almost as planned. Happy Friday everyone!
     
  18. Professor_Cookie

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    24A99E4E-63E6-463A-B81A-703276C5BB78.jpeg 573F5398-59CF-4990-A2F1-FE073A10E05E.jpeg 41A9EA0F-CC1B-4821-AE72-79417EFAFA9A.jpeg Hope y’all racing are having fun. Here are some photos of my fartlek today. Lots of snow and sagebrush. The east facing stuff was super punchy, but the south facing has packed up nicely.
     
  19. KevM

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    Now I want a photo op of Friar Tuck belly bumping me out of a church.
     
  20. AZMermaid

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    ATTQOTD- I met the 3 Pigs at Disneyland when I was 4!

    Thanks for everyone's input. I will look more closely at the calendar and try to add in another short run and/or get up earlier- wahhhhhh!!!! But you are right, it is 6 weeks of sacrifice for a better experience overall.
     
  21. rootbeerkid

    rootbeerkid Did I hear a young noise blast through here?

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    A little late in this response. Below is a short summary from last years race. I may attend this year - still trying to figure out the 2019 race schedule. @Keels was looking into this race as well. There was also Bourbon and I believe a local beer on the course but I'm not a alcohol drinker so I didn't focus on that.

     
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